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DGN2040: Creative sustainability

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Creative sustainability

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Creative sustainability provides an introduction to the role of creative thinking within an environmental sustainability context. In this unit, you will explore content through applied project-based tasks where you will use design methods as tools for identifying and creatively addressing real-world challenges. You will engage with design research methods and documentation across different media formats and learn to interpret and synthesise collected data. Research will be applied to inform creative interventions seeking to foster sustainable practices in your personal life and environment. Through an exploratory and reflective process, you can expect to learn how creative processes can be applied to explore, plan and intervene in personal behaviour patterns around sustainability.


1 - Project 1 - 25% 2 - Project 2 - 35% 3 - Project 3 - 40%


12 hours per week including 3 contact hours plus 9 hours of independent study, or equivalent.

Sustainable development goals

Adopted by the UN Member States in 2015, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. Read more

This unit covers content related to the following SDGs:

11. Sustainable Cities and Communities 12. Responsible Consumption and Production 14. Life Below Water 15. Life on Land